Goodbye Virginia Press Women; Hello Virginia Professional Communicators

On April 5, 2014, VPW revised its bylaws again – this time to change the name of an organization many of our members have been associated with for decades. Virginia Press Women now is called, Virginia Professional Communicators. While there are still members who are journalists, many long-time members, like me, who were writers and editors for newspapers and magazines, have now moved into public relations, marketing and even advertising careers. Learn more.
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Feeding the Media Machine for the 100th Anniversary of Flight

Today marks 110 years since Orville Wright flew at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 17, 1903, on a sandy beach dune in North Carolina. The two bicycle-building brothers from Dayton, Ohio, fired up a four-cylinder engine and embarked on the first manned, sustained, powered flight. Learn about the media frenzy surrounding the 100th anniversary of flight in 2003 from the media relations lead for EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk program.
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5 Tips for Stronger Media Relations; Plus, How #RVA Media Grade Local PR Pros

Hear from Greg Gilligan, business editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Lara Malbon McDuffie, assignment manager, WWBT-NBC12; and Dena Potter, news editor-Virginia, West Virginia, The Associated Press, on best ways to work with the media. Plus, how the three journalists graded Richmond-area PR pros.
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